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Support concert & crowdfunding campaign for UMO

UMO has launched a crowdfunding campaign, which aims to secure a steadier financial future for the orchestra and protect its core values: maintaining a high artistic level, commissioning new compositions, offering versatile and appealing concert activity and inviting interesting soloists and conductors as guest stars. UMO’s economic situation has long been challenging and the city of Helsinki has now appointed an administrative authority to investigate the possibilities of the orchestra’s continuation. It is possible to take part in the crowdfunding campaign by joining ”Friends of UMO”, participating jazztasting, getting tickets to the concerts, buying a CD or helping to compose the most epic jazz song of Finland. Read more about the campaign and participate here (in Finnish only, sorry!).

Besides the crowdfunding campaign, UMO arranges a support concert Long Live UMO! Organised on 29 October 2018 at Finlandia Hall, UMO will share the stage with such artists as Anna Puu, Paleface, Jimi Tenor, Sami Pitkämö, Sami Saari, Aija Puurtinen, Higher Ground Vocals, Jukka Perko, Teemu Viinikainen, Jukka Eskola, Jaakko Kuusisto and Kerkko Koskinen, without forgetting a number of UMO alumni, e.g. Eero Koivistoinen, Olli Ahvenlahti, Jukkis Uotila, Pekka Sarmanto and Pentti Lahti. The concert will be immemorial night full of wonderful music from jazz to soul and pop.

Raise your voice for UMO!

We thank for co-operation: Musicians, Finlandia Hall, Ticketmaster Finland, Creative office Pilke